Running Start

Running Start at Green River College

Running Start is an exciting and nationally recognized program that allows high school juniors and seniors to enroll in college courses tuition-free. Credits earned at Green River are transferable to most four-year colleges and universities, and can satisfy high school graduation requirements. Students may attend classes at Green River full-time or part-time, depending on high school enrollment.

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Future RS Students

Current RS Students



Enrollment Dates & Deadlines:


QuarterEVF Priority Processing Date*Enrollment OpensQuarter BeginsEnrollment Deadline

Summer 2024

April 26 May 6 July 1 July 3

Fall 2024

April 26 May 6 September 23 September 25

NEW Students

QuarterEnrollment OpensApply to GRC byProcessing WindowQuarter Starts

Summer 2024

May 20 June 14 April 1 - June 21 July 1

Fall 2024

May 20 August 29 April 1 - September 13 September 23

*Please note that Priority Processing Date means that students who turn in paperwork by this date have the assurance their documents will be processed prior to their enrollment date/time. Students who submit their documents after the priority processing date will be processed as soon as possible, in the order received.

Meet the Staff

The Running Start staff are dedicated to supporting Running Start students' education at Green River College. Students can seek advising for course placement, educational planning, transfer planning and other needs. We offer support through various formats and programs such as orientations, appointments, workshops, email and social media.

Meet the Staff

Special Notices

EVF Processing Update as of 5/14:

Current students: Processing EVFs submitted on May 14th
New students: Week of April 28th


Information Sessions

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Contact Us

Phone: 253-288-3380
(Do not include ID# or file attachments)
Visit: Student Affairs & Success Center - SA 135

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Zoom Virtual Lobby 

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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